Eleven-year-old Kenai Wilson enjoys archery, hiking, and rock wall climbing--and he'll get his fill of these activities during National Get Outdoors Day at Parker Canyon Lakein Cochise County.

Wilson attended the event in 2012 and he's going back for an encore this year.

He hopes to encourage other kids to explore the outdoors at this year’s event on Saturday, June 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“I think they would enjoy it more than a little screen,” he says.

National Get Outdoors Day is celebrated nationwide with the hope of getting children to become less sedentary, more active and more engaged with the outdoors.

Rebecca Hodgeson works for Coronado National Forest and she's organizing the event at Parker Canyon Lake.

She says 16 vendors will be present. They'll offer programs and activities to include a free fishing clinic, hang gliders, a BB gun range and a nature walk.

“It doesn’t matter if they’re hiking, biking, or picking up bugs,” she says. “We just want them to get outside and do something fun," Hodgeson says.

Sierra Vista District Ranger Mark Ruggiero wants people to get out and enjoy the many natural destinations that are available to them.

“The intent is to let the public know there is a national forest here in your backyard in Tucson,” he says.

Organizers say there is no cost to participate in National Get Outdoors Day and campsites will also be free that day .

Ashley Grove is a journalism student and an intern for Arizona Public Media